Counterpoint

Host Tanya Granic Allen welcomes leaders from government and the private sector to the table for conversations on fundamental Canadian rights and freedoms – where all sides are presented, respected and discussed.

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Counterpoint – Covid Update

Counterpoint – Covid Update

Ontario is entering strict new restrictions. What does this mean and how will it effect the rest of Canada?

Counterpoint – Who’s Who of the CPC Break Down What it is to be a Member

Counterpoint – Who’s Who of the CPC Break Down What it is to be a Member

The Conservative Party of Canada has its annual convention coming up. We get the update on what it takes to become a member and what the convention will look like in the covid era.

Counterpoint – Politics, Patients and Privilege

Counterpoint – Politics, Patients and Privilege

Author Dr. Shawn Whatley discusses his latest book, When Politics Comes Before Patients, examining Canada’s socialized healthcare system and its care delivery.

Counterpoint – Current Issues Panel

Counterpoint – Current Issues Panel

The Current Issues panel weighs in on vacationing politicians, new provincial lockdown arrests, and why travelers still need to quarantine after testing negative.

Counterpoint – A Healthy Critique of Canadian Society

Counterpoint – A Healthy Critique of Canadian Society

Prof. Bruce Pardy explores critical theory, its roots, and how it has permeated Canadian Universities.

Counterpoint – Year in Review

Counterpoint – Year in Review

Tanya and News Forum colleague Nathaniel Dueck discuss some of the most newsy moments of 2020.

Counterpoint – Theo Fleury Discusses How His Pain Became His Purpose

Counterpoint – Theo Fleury Discusses How His Pain Became His Purpose

Theo Fleury joins Tanya to discuss his life, his NHL career, and his present work helping those who’ve experienced trauma.

Counterpoint – Delta Hospice Society and C-7 Update

Counterpoint – Delta Hospice Society and C-7 Update

In the wake of euthanasia expansion bill C-7 passing third reading, Angelina Ireland, Alex Schadenberg, and Dr. John Patrick share their perspective.

Counterpoint – Current Issues Panel

Counterpoint – Current Issues Panel

Tanya leads a panel discussion to discuss current events and issues of the day.

Counterpoint – Christmas Charities Overcoming COVID

Counterpoint – Christmas Charities Overcoming COVID

Tanya invites various charities to discuss how they have been able to surmount obstacles from their Christmas campaigns.

Counterpoint – Dying for Treatment

Counterpoint – Dying for Treatment

How many Canadians die each year while waiting for surgeries? Dr. Shawn Whatley, Dr. Brian Day, and Colin Craig discuss the latest numbers.

Counterpoint – Can Canadians Trust the Covid-19 Vaccine?

Counterpoint – Can Canadians Trust the Covid-19 Vaccine?

Dr. Stephen Malthouse and Ted Kuntz of Vaccine Choice Canada join Tanya to share their safety and efficacy concerns surrounding the COVID vaccine.

Counterpoint – Canada’s Spike in Opioid Deaths

Counterpoint – Canada’s Spike in Opioid Deaths

Chief Coroner of British Columbia joins Tanya to discuss the recent spike of illicit opioid deaths.

Counterpoint – COVID’s Impact on the Travel Sector

Counterpoint – COVID’s Impact on the Travel Sector

Tanya discusses the current state of the travel sector during COVID, and various workarounds as winter approaches and Canadians look to travel South.

Counterpoint – COVID’s Impact on Small Business

Counterpoint – COVID’s Impact on Small Business

Dan Kelly of Canadian Federation of Independant Businesses offers the unvarnished truth on the state of small business with COVID lockdowns.

Counterpoint – Canada’s Plastic Ban

Counterpoint – Canada’s Plastic Ban

Is the newly announced plastics ban necessary and fair? Tanya is joined by lawyer Hugh Scher and Laura Hardman of Oceanwise.

Counterpoint – Abortion Bubble Zones in Canada

Counterpoint – Abortion Bubble Zones in Canada

Lawyers Philip Horgan and Albertos Polizogopoulos join Tanya to explore abortion bubble zones in Canada.

Counterpoint – Our Legal Rights vs. Government Restrictions

Counterpoint – Our Legal Rights vs. Government Restrictions

Tanya discusses the latest COVID lockdowns across Canada. Anthony Furey, Dr. Christian Elia, Pastor Henry Hildebrandt, and Lisa Bildy join in on the discussion.

Counterpoint – Targeted Threats on Canadian Soil

Counterpoint – Targeted Threats on Canadian Soil

Iranian dissidents in Canada share their experience of being targeted here on Canadian soil.

Counterpoint – Government Restrictions and The Civil Rights of Canadians

Counterpoint – Government Restrictions and The Civil Rights of Canadians

Tanya examines the various COVID civil liberty infringements and related litigation with Lisa Bildy, lawyer with the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms.

Counterpoint – How Oil and Gas Could Rebuild the Canadian Economy

Counterpoint – How Oil and Gas Could Rebuild the Canadian Economy

Gwyn Morgan, writer and founding CEO of EnCana, joins Tanya to examine how Canada could emerge from COVID through the oil and gas sector.

Counterpoint – Are Covid-19 Cutbacks equal for Public and Private Sector

Counterpoint – Are Covid-19 Cutbacks equal for Public and Private Sector

Has the civil service bore their fair share of cutbacks, as the private sector has during COVID? Colin Craig of Second Street shares his research.

Counterpoint – Global Pressure Against Chinese Oppression in Hong Kong

Counterpoint – Global Pressure Against Chinese Oppression in Hong Kong

Senator Leo Housakos, and Gloria Fung of Canada-Hong Kong Link join Tanya to discuss Communist Chinese oppression in Hong Kong.

Counterpoint – A Life in Someone Else’s Hands

Counterpoint – A Life in Someone Else’s Hands

Medical doctors and one family’s personal experience are shared as Tanya explores federal Bill C-7, which seeks to expand euthanasia in Canada.

Counterpoint – The Threat to Our Freedoms and Rights

Counterpoint – The Threat to Our Freedoms and Rights

Controversial ‘Bill 21’ goes under the microscope as lawyers and law makers join Tanya to weigh in with their expert opinions.

Counterpoint – A Deeper Perspective on The US Election Results

Counterpoint – A Deeper Perspective on The US Election Results

Tanya discusses the ongoing US election saga with Colorado Senator Kevin Lundberg & Maryscott Greenwood of the Canadian-American Business Council.

Counterpoint – The Dangers of The Conversion Therapy Ban Bill

Counterpoint – The Dangers of The Conversion Therapy Ban Bill

Tanya and Dr. Ann Gillies explore how Bill C-6, the “Conversion Therapy” ban bill, will impact families in Canada.

Counterpoint – Why We Must Never Forget

Counterpoint – Why We Must Never Forget

In this special Remembrance week program, veterans’ rights advocate Sean Bruyea shares the ongoing plight of those who’ve served our nation.

Counterpoint – Why We Need to Remember

Counterpoint – Why We Need to Remember

John Robson shares the history, glory and honour of Canadians in battle in this special Remembrance week program.

Counterpoint – Challenges in The Prairies

Counterpoint – Challenges in The Prairies

Former MPs The Hon. Gerry Ritz and David Anderson discuss issues facing Saskatchewan in the coming months, and within the provincial election.

Counterpoint – The Future of Pharmacare

Counterpoint – The Future of Pharmacare

Is a National Pharmacare program needed in Canada? Can we afford it? Dr. Joel Lexchin and Dr. Stephen Morgan weigh in on the discussion.

Counterpoint – Are Lockdowns The Answer?

Counterpoint – Are Lockdowns The Answer?

Are government COVID lockdowns actually effective? Dr. Matthew Strauss, Dr. Robert Sergeant, Dr. Scott Masson and Anthony Furey join the discussion.

Counterpoint – Cybersecurity Threats to Canada

Counterpoint – Cybersecurity Threats to Canada

Tanya is joined by experts to discuss whether or not Canada is prepared to handle a cybersecurity threat

Counterpoint – The Clean Fuel Standard Explained

Counterpoint – The Clean Fuel Standard Explained

Tanya discusses the federal Clean Fuel Standard, and its impact on the economy, industry and families’ pocketbooks.

Counterpoint – Real Estate and COVID-19

Counterpoint – Real Estate and COVID-19

Sean Morrison, President of the Ontario Real Estate Association, joins Tanya with his thoughts on current trends and the future of the Real Estate Market.

Counterpoint – How Our Country Was Shaped

Counterpoint – How Our Country Was Shaped

Author Brian Lee Crowley joins Tanya to discuss his latest book Gardeners vs. Designers.

Counterpoint – The Legal Challenges of Political Correctness

Counterpoint – The Legal Challenges of Political Correctness

Tanya examines the impact political correctness has had on the legal profession. Guests Lisa Bildy and Jared Brown.

Counterpoint – BC Heads to the Polls

Counterpoint – BC Heads to the Polls

As BC heads to the polls, a panel of experts discuss some of the leading issues facing the province. Guests Andrew Saxton and Kris Sims.

Counterpoint – Controversial film and The Sexualization of Children

Counterpoint – Controversial film and The Sexualization of Children

Dr. Judith Reisman joins Tanya to discuss the sexualization of children in the Netflix movie Cuties.

Counterpoint – Tensions Over Arctic Land

Counterpoint – Tensions Over Arctic Land

Tanya is joined by experts to unpack why Canada’s arctic region is becoming a key strategic area for natural resources and source of international dispute.

Counterpoint – Debate Over New Nuclear Waste Site

Counterpoint – Debate Over New Nuclear Waste Site

Tanya has a candid conversation about nuclear waste, and the differing perspectives surrounding one Ontario farming town targeted as a bury site.

Counterpoint – Disability Challenges

Counterpoint – Disability Challenges

Former Lt. Governor of Ontario, Hon. David Onley, examines the challenges of persons living with disabilities, in and out of COVID.

Counterpoint – Canadian Taxation and Debt

Counterpoint – Canadian Taxation and Debt

Counterpoint – The US Presidential Election

Counterpoint – The US Presidential Election

Tanya examines the US Presidential election and its impact globally.

Counterpoint – School Choice in Canada

Counterpoint – School Choice in Canada

What does school choice look like in Canada? Academics and parents join in on the discussion.

Counterpoint – Covid’s Impact on Mental Health

Counterpoint – Covid’s Impact on Mental Health

Experts weigh in on COVID’s impact on mental health patients and service delivery in Canada.

Counterpoint – Assisted Death

Counterpoint – Assisted Death

Should one B.C. Hospice be forced to perform assisted death? Angelina Ireland of Delta Hospice and palliative care MD Margaret Cottle share their perspective.

Counterpoint – Covid’s Deadly Impact on Long Term Care Centres

Counterpoint – Covid’s Deadly Impact on Long Term Care Centres

After COVID’s deadly impact on Long Term Care centres, Tanya explores the future of LTCs with Sharon Goulding-Collins and Dr. Margaret Cottle.

Counterpoint – Government Control In Post Pandemic Canada

Counterpoint – Government Control In Post Pandemic Canada

Tanya looks into the issue of Government control in a post pandemic Canada including the new issues surrounding passports.

Counterpoint – Unpacking The Real Cost Of Green Energy Initiatives To Everyday Canadians

Counterpoint – Unpacking The Real Cost Of Green Energy Initiatives To Everyday Canadians

The President of the Canadian Tax Payers Federation and the President of Canadians for Affordable Energy join Tanya to unpack the real cost of green energy initiatives to everyday Canadians.

Meet The Host

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Tanya Granic Allen

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Tanya Granic Allen

Tanya Granic Allen is a Canadian commentator, social advocate, political activist, wife and mother.

Tanya is an accomplished national and international speaker and advocate for public policy around family, children, and women’s rights, including her participation in several UN Conferences. She is also the former president of Parents As First Educators (PAFE), an Ontario-based parental rights advocacy group.

More recently, Tanya was a candidate for the leadership of Ontario’s Progressive Conservative party. There, she brought discussions to the forefront on issues such as Ontario’s sex education curriculum, the Green Energy contracts controversy, and carbon taxation.

Tanya has appeared on several media outlets, including: EWTN, The CBC, CTV, City TV, The National Post, and the Globe and Mail. She is a regular contributor on the Jerry Agar Show on CFRB 1010, and The Post Millennial.